Lou Reed dead

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5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week

Including one about a town throwing Christmas early for sick boy

(Newser) - An Ohio town's moving Christmas gesture and some thoughtful 8th-grade football players make the cut this week:
  • Entire Town Throws Early Christmas for Dying Boy : Port Clinton, Ohio, sounds like a pretty incredible town. Devin Kohlman, one of its own, is dying of brain cancer, and he may not
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Lou Reed's Wife Places Tender Obit in Local Paper

Says he spent last days 'dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature'

(Newser) - Lou Reed's wife, artist and musician Laurie Anderson, has offered up a tribute to her late husband and the Long Island community they loved via an obituary she placed in the East Hampton Star yesterday. Stereogum has a copy: "Even though we're city people this is our... More »

Rock's Elite Mourn 'Legend', 'Master' Lou Reed

Music world grieves over his death of liver disease

(Newser) - Friends, fans, and fellow musicians are mourning Lou Reed following the influential rocker's death yesterday at age 71 . Rolling Stone and Digital Spy round up the reactions:
  • Flea's simple tribute on Twitter : "I love Lou reed so much. Always."
  • And from The Who : "RIP Lou
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Lou Reed Dead at 71

Velvet Underground veteran had liver transplant in May

(Newser) - Iconic rocker Lou Reed has died today at the age of 71, reports Rolling Stone in a lengthy obituary celebrating the "massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music." No cause of death was immediately released, but Reed underwent a life-saving liver... More »

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